Twin Peaks marked a before and after in TV history: For the first time someone used film production values to TV, with perfect script, direction, acting, and cinematography. Laura Palmer's murder took over the world and, over time, it became a masterpiece. Now, we may get lucky and get a new season.
That has always been the rumor among fans like myself—but it never happened. Only a special Blu-ray edition—Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery—was released this summer to commemorate its anniversary. It included deleted scenes restored by co-creator and director David Lynch himself. Clearly, he got back into it.
The news this morning is that Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost posted what it may be a veiled announcement of a new Twin Peaks series coming up:
If you are fan, you know that both "That gum you like is going to come back in style" and "damn good coffee" are iconic quotes from the series.
So where I am getting at? The truth Harry. Because that's my job.
It looks to me like they are hinting that something is coming, the flavor we like being the series themselves. Knowing that they just released the Blu-ray pack with great success and the current audience appetite for high quality television drama—exemplified by Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or True Detective—it makes sense to see a comeback of the series that started the TV revolution. And it makes sense to see it happening somewhere like Netflix or Hulu, where the Twin Peaks cult feels at home.
I sure hope it's true, Diane.